December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Senate wants to develop online syllabi database

Members of the Student Association want to make a syllabi file available online for all undergraduate and graduate courses in time for the start of the fall 2007 semester to aid students in course selection. During the last SA Senate meeting earlier this month, the Senate passed a resolution calling for a database of online […]

Attorney general takes on methamphetamines at GW-hosted event

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales moderated an expert panel discussion on methamphetamine drug use before almost 100 members from the medical and law enforcement communities at an event in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. The panel discussion, hosted by the Department of Justice and the GW Medical Center, was part of National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when visions of sugarplums, A’s on finals and flights home for days of relaxation dance through students’ heads. All these thoughts, however, are trumped by a more pressing concern – gifts for everyone on our holiday lists. Check out some of the Hatchet’s picks for every […]

Kip Lornell: A spurious argument for the courts

As the result of an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board in October 2004, GW’s part-time faculty voted to have Service Employees International Union Local 500 represent adjuncts in collective bargaining with the University. Following the election, GW’s administration challenged the vote’s validity and thus the outcome – charges that were found not […]

WEB UPDATE: Johns Hopkins provost to succeed Trachtenberg

Posted Monday, Dec. 4, 5:15 p.m. GW’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Steven Knapp, a senior administrator at Johns Hopkins University, as the successor to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The trustees – who comprise the highest-governing body at GW – held a teleconference Friday to approve the top choice of the Presidential Search Committee, […]

Week of December 4th Slideshow

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Steven Blum: Help bump the slump

If you’re a sophomore at GW and you love your life, stop reading this. For the time being, I’m going to pretend you don’t exist. If you feel lost, disillusioned, diarrheic, etc., however, please know that you’re not alone. You’re probably experiencing what is commonly referred to as the “sophomore slump,” and it’s about time […]

Rapper Ludacris urges wider HIV testing

Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges urged students at George Washington University to “save some lives” by getting tested for HIV on World AIDS Day, Friday Dec. 1. The 29-year-old Grammy-winning rapper said the topic is of particular importance in the nation’s capital, where the rate of AIDS is the highest of any U.S. city. About 3 percent […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

As finals week quickly approaches, some students are already thinking about returning home for winter break. But what if that trip home came several days sooner? GW does not allow professors to give tests on the final day of class. Instead, they are expected to adhere to their allotted time during final exam week. The […]